226 Songs To Put You In a Better Mood

226 Songs to Put You in a Better Mood

226 Songs to Put You in a Better Mood

When I first put this list together in 2014, I had 169 songs listed. This was one of my most popular posts. Since the initial post, I’ve added more songs to the list AND included links to the videos for each song so you can listen to the songs with one click!

The first list contains 100 songs compiled by the folks at gather essentials to put you in a good mood. The second list contains 70 carefully selected songs I compiled to help put you in a good mood. The rest is a list compiled by my friends…and a few more of my favorite picks.

May a song or two inspire you to sing out loud or dance like nobody is watching. You will learn a lot about me as you review my, well, diverse list. Enjoy! After all, music is a universal language! Click To Tweet

  1. Video – India Arie
    2.    American Pie – Don McLean
    3.    Single Ladies – Beyonce
    4.    Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
    5.    Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
    6.    I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher
    7.    I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly
    8.    Kodachrome – Paul Simon
    9.    Good friend and a Glass of wine – Leann Rimes
    10.    My Girl – The Temptations
    11.    Bubbly – Colbie Callait
    12.    Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
    13.    Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band
    14.    Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole version
    15.    Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
    16.    I’m a Survivor – Reba McEntire
    17.    Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
    18.    What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
    19.    Love Shack – The B52s
    20.    Motown Philly – Boyz II Men
    21.    Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
    22.    In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
    23.    American Girl – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    24.    Last Name – Carrie Underwood
    25.    Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
    26.    Miss Independent – Kelly Clarkson
  2. 27. Unbreakable – Alicia Keys
    28.    I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff
    29.    9 to 5 – Dolly Parton –
    30.    Life – Desree
    31.    LaLa – Ashlee Simpson
    32.    Happy Girl – Martina McBride
    33.    I’m a Believer – The Monkees
    34.    Express Yourself – Madonna
    35.    Carolina in my Mind – James Taylor
    36.    Do You Believe in Magic? – Lovin’ Spoonful
    37.    Wonderwall – Oasis
    38.    I Found My Everything – Mary J. Blige
    39.    Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
    40.    Strawberry Fields – The Beatles
    41.    Glamorous – Fergie
    42.    Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
    43.    You are my Sunshine – Anne Murray
    44.    Survivor – Destiny’s Child
    45.    The End of The World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) – REM
    46.    Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
    47.    Alive – P.O.D.
    48.    Hey Girl – O.A.R.
    49.    Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
    50.    Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
    51.    The Longest Time – Billy Joel
    52.    Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
    53.    Take Me There – Blackstreet & Mya
    54.    Circus – Britney Spears
    55.    Beautiful Day – U2
    56.    All Star – Smash Mouth
    57.    All Right Now – Free
    58.    Lady (You Bring Me Up) – The Commodores
    59.    Groove is in the Heart – Deee-Lite
    60.    I Love to Boogie – T-Rex
    61.    Red Dirt Road – Brooks & Dunn
    62.    We are the Champions – Queen
    63.    I Love You More Today than Yesterday – Spiral Staircase
    64.    Shooting Star – Bad Company
    65.    Bottle it Up – Sara Bareilles
    66.    Something Tells Me (I’m into Something Good) – Herman’s Hermits
    67.    That’s What I Love About Sunday – Craig Morgan
    68.    Take On Me – Aha
    69.    Boys of Summer – Don Henley
    70.    Crocodile Rock – Elton John
    71.    Dancing in the Street – Martha & The Vandellas
    72.    Happy Together – The Turtles
    73.    Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel
    74.    Saturday Night – Bay City Rollers
    75.    Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
    76.    You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
    77.    Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
    78.    Seven Bridges Road – Eagles
    79.    The Glory of Love – Peter Cetera
    80.    I Can’t Fight this Feeling – REO Speedwagon
    81. I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
    82.    500 Miles – The Proclaimers
    83.    It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
    84.    Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters
    85. I Like It, I Love It – Tim McGraw
    86.    I’m Alright – Kenny Loggins
    87.    Mint Car – The Cure
    88.    No Rain – Blind Melon
    89.    Joy to the World – Three Dog night
    90.   Just What I Needed – The Cars
    91.    Walk of Life – Dire Straits
    92.    Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
    93.    Two Princes – Spin Doctors
    94.    Mr. Blue Sky – ELO
    95.    The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
    96.    It’s My Life – No Doubt
    97.    What a Feeling – Irene Cara
    98.    Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
    99.    Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Swede
    100.  Imagine – John Lennon

 

Tandy’s list of 70 songs to put you in a good mood, put a smile on your face or inspire you to sing and dance.

  1. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
    2. Fireworks – Katy Perry
    3. Smile – Glee remake of Charlie Chaplin’s song
    4. Lean on me – Bill Withers
    5.  Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
    6. Let it be – The Beatles
    7. Electric Avenue– Eddy Grant
    8. Halo – Beyonce
    9. Dancing Queen – ABBA
    10. Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)  – Marcia Griffiths
    11. You sexy thing – Hot Chocolate
    12. Earl – Dixie Chicks
    13. Empire state of mind – Alicia Keys and JayZ
    14. Strong Enough – Matthew West
    15. Your grace is enough – Chris Tomlin
    16. I’m every woman – Whitney Houston
    17. Heartbreaker – Pat Benatar
    18. Fighter – Christina Aguilera
    19. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
    20. Throw me a line – Carrie Newcomer
    21. Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
    22. Twist and Shout – Beatles
    23. We are Family – Sister Sledge
    24. Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
    25. Brick House – Commodors
    26. Just the Way you Are – Bruno Mars
    27. Macarana- Los Dos Rio
    28. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – Will Smith
    29. Just the 2 of Us – Will Smith
    30. The Promise – When in Rome
    31. Pump it up – Elvis Costello and the Attraction
    32. Seasons of Love – Cast of Rent
    33. Tomorrow – Original Broadway Cast
    34. Respect – Aretha Franklin
    35. Let’s get it on – Marvin Gaye
    36. I love Rock and Roll – Joan Jet and the Blackhearts
    37. Livin’ on a prayer – Bon Jovi
    38. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
    39. Song Hit Mix – NKOTBSB
    40. Fight Like A Girl – Bomshel
    41. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
    42. Mr. Know it all – Kelly Clarkson
    43. Dog Days are over – Florence and the Machine
    44. Star Spangled Banner – Whitney Houston
    45. Rapper’s Delight – Sugar Hill Gang
    46. Everybody – Back Street Boys
    47. You are the one that I want – From the movie Grease (John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John)
    48. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
    49. Celebration – Kool and the Gang
    50. The way you look tonight – Frank Sinatra
    51. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
    52. YMCA – Village People
    53. Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas
    54. I gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
    55. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees (anything by Bee Gees)
    56. Cha Cha Slide – Mr C The Slide Man
    57. Party on the U.S.A. – Miley Cyrus
    58. Born this way – Lady Gaga
    59. Get down tonight – KC and the Sunshine Band
    60. I will survive – Gloria Gaynor
    61. We will rock you – Queen
    62. Push It – Salt N Pepa
    63. Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
    64. Think Good Thoughts – Colbie Caillat
    65. The Prayer – Chloe Agnew
    66. Bad Day – Daniel Powter
    67. Graduation Day – Vitamin C
    68.  Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
  2. 69. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
  3. 70. Roar – Katy Perry

 

Here’s an updated list that includes upbeat songs from my friends:

 

  1. Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
  2. Happy – Pharell Williams
  3. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  4. It’s a Wonderful World/Somewhere Over the Rainbow Remix– Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  5. Holiday – Madonna
  6. It’s a Small World – Disney:-)
  7. Pocket Full of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
  8. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  9. This Little Light of Mine – Addison Road
  10. Don’t Worry, Be Happy –Bob Marley
  11. There Is Only Love – Karen Drucker
  12. Viva la Vida –Coldplay
  13. I Like To Move It, Move ItSacha Baron Cohen, Madagascar
  14. The Things We Do For Love –10cc
  15. Xanadu – Oliva Newton John
  16.  Our God – Chris Tomlin
  1. I love you, Always forever – Donna Lewis
  2. Brave – Sara Barellis
  3. Call me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

90. I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Houston

  1. Somewhere Over the Rainbow- Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  2. Happy Girl – Martina McBride
  3. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  4. I can see clearly now – Johnny Nash
  5. Up on the Roof – The Drifters
  6. Little Red Corvette – Prince
  7. Cheeseburger in Paradise – Jimmy Buffett
  8. Feelin’ Groovy – Simon and Garfunkle
  9. Who’ll Stop the Rain– Creedence Clearwater Revival
  10. Eyes of the World – Grateful Dead
  11.  Glad – Traffic
  12. Coming out of the dark – Gloria Estefan
  13. Life is a highway – Tom Cochrane
  14. Listen – Tin-I-Tee
  15. When You Believe – Whitney Houston ft. Mariah Carey
  16. Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston
  17. Take on Me – A-ha
  18. All About That Bass – Meghan Trainer
  19. Burn – Ellie Goulding
  20. Overcomer – Mandisa
  21. A Sorta Fairytale – Tori Amos
  22. Sailing – Christopher Cross
  23. Rock Me Baby – BB King
  24. Bohemian Rhapsody –Queen
  25. A dream is a wish – DCCoS
  26. One Hit Wonders of ALL TIME – Various
  27. Is that all there is? Tony Bennett
  28. Days go by The Offspring
  29. Selfless Newfound Glory
  30. Paradise Coldplay ft. The Piano Guys version
  31. This one is for the girls – Martina McBride
  32. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  33. All Over the World – ELO
  34. Moves Like Jagger – Bruno Mars
  35. We Are The World – USA for Africa
  36. The Climb – Miley Cyrus

It’s YOUR turn: What’s YOUR favorite uplifting song from this list? What songs am I missing? Please add additional songs below in the comments section and perhaps I’ll add it to the next version:-)

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16 replies
  1. Kristen Wilson
    Kristen Wilson says:

    Holy crap.. what a list… you too a lot of time. But I am with you… I looovveee music, whether I am at my home office working, blaring the radio, driving and blasting my radio or on my motorcycle with my ipod killing it.. .music rocks.. that’s MEEEEE

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  2. Alene Geed
    Alene Geed says:

    This was so much fun. I relived several milestones in my life just by looking at your list thanks so much for the memories💕 Will start listening to twist and shout right now

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Aawww. Thanks, Roslyn. I’m SO glad you enjoyed the play list. I believe music is a universal language:-) I appreciate music from the 50’s – today.

      Reply
    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Thanks so much for your comments, Zaria! I agree that music is one of the best ways to help us heal and boost our mood. It’s a universal language:-)

      Reply

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